(2012 Vintage) with deep, ripe aromas of crushed blackberries, dark cherries, bittersweet chocolate and violets. The highly saturated black-fruit flavors echo the aromas as they expand across the palate and persiston the finish. Nuances of toffee and toasted oak spices, from aging in 100 percent new French oak barrels, add even more complexity.
Medium-bodied, with cedar, anise and sage-laced cherry and berry flavors that fall into the simple-but-pleasing category. Drink now through 2011. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 14,000 cases made.
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Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00
Robert Parker(1996 Vintage)
Robert Parker(1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator(1985 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05